Re: the netbase/inetd conspiracy
On Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 10:58:01PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Anthony Towns <email@example.com> writes:
> > (If you meant the more general question: some people don't need inetd, and
> > it's fairly easy for us to give them a system without it, thus we should.)
> I think that's the question I was asking; I guess I'm wondering about
> practical cases where someone does need netbase, but not inetd.
netbase is needed by anyone who uses networking basically -- it provides
/etc/services, /etc/protocols, /etc/hosts, basic spoof protection,
basic interface configuration, that sort of thing.
Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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